Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Our little creek, which this time last year was dry, is now a river for the 3rd time in as many months. But this is the biggest river we have seen yet - the roar from the back and front doors is incredible. The rain is blowing at right angles and looks like a moving curtain in the breeze. Thankgoodness we have a house on a hill. Nature is putting on a spectacular show once again. I'm not sure how we are going to get out to meet the school bus.
|One of the waterfalls on the back hill.|
|the two dams have now turned into a raging river|
|The pump station about to be flooded too|
|Poor trees trying to stay upright in the torrent|
|beyond the dry stone wall - water rising|
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We are very lucky at Wren's Nest to have a variety of ornamental and fruiting pear trees. This is the last pear tree to flower each year- the fruiting variety. This year it is an absolute picture of beauty - and the bees from up the road agree. I hope they are making lovely honey - and pollinating the flowers to make lovely pears in 2011. Thank goodness for bees. It is a shame about the pears perfume - well it's not exactly a perfume - more a pong - but the incredible show makes up for this.